Students at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School participate in an extensive Physical Education program from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6.
From Pre–Kindergarten to Year 2 the focus is on developing fundamental movement skills through games and exercise routines to challenge and extend the students. The Kindy and Pre- Primary children also participate in a Perceptual Motor Program.
The Year 3-6 children have a focus on game skills through participation in a range of sports. The aim of the program is to foster a healthy, active lifestyle and have fun at the same time.
Year 5 & 6 students participate in Interschool basketball, cricket, netball, soccer, AFL, tennis, volleyball and tag rugby throughout the year. We are a partner school with Tennis Australia and so are funded to provide tennis experiences at St Luke’s throughout the year levels.
In Year 1-6 children participate in school Cross Country and Athletics Carnivals, and the Year 4 to 6 children, a Swimming carnival. Children who excel are selected to represent the school at Interschool level.
We have a running club for all students and parents during the year, weather permitting. Running club is a great way to start the day, helps maintain fitness and is lots of fun. The school runs After School Sport throughout the year with the funding by Sporting Schools Australia.
St Luke’s offers a Specialist Science program for students in Pre-Primary to Year Six that develops skills in Science Understanding, Science as a Human Endeavour and Science Inquiry Skills. Students work in structured, collaborative teams to learn about Biological Science, Chemical Science, Earth and Space Science and Physical Science.
Linked to the Science Curriculum, we practise Sustainability in our school. We are teaching our students how to reduce our use of natural resources and to be aware of the environment around us.
The school has a dedicated STEM Learning Hub and offers a wide range of equipment to support the Science Curriculum. We aim to make our students have a positive experience with Science and hopefully follow this to secondary school and beyond as a potential career. Who knows – the next future scientist who solves some global problems may currently be inspired by our school!
Children are naturally curious and have an innate sense of wonder. Science at St Luke’s Catholic Primary School should nurture this curiosity and allow our students to ask questions and develop the skills they need to answer those questions.
We aim to make science fun and hands on while making sense of the real world around us. Through games and play, we hope engagement in this Learning Area will help our students to find out things for themselves
The Visual Arts programme at St Luke’s provides the time, space, resources and techniques to engage, inspire and enrich the students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. We endeavour to provide the students with many opportunities to share, cultivate and convey creative ideas with others within the designated art learning space located in ‘The Arts’ building.
Over the course of a year the students engage in the elements of Visual Arts based on the Western Australian Curriculum Outline. Through a diverse range of mediums the students have the opportunity to explore their ideas by using direct experience, observation, curiosity, research, imagination and emotion.
They are encouraged to interpret and reflect upon both their own work, that of their peers and also the works of famous artists from the past, contemporary Australian artists and International artists.
Visual Arts at St Luke’s is not taught in isolation. It is viewed as only part of the journey to nurture and discover the many gifts and talents of the students.
Wherever appropriate and possible it is linked to other areas of the curriculum to reinforce what is being taught in other subject areas in the classroom. This provides children with the opportunities to develop specific art skills and reinforce skills already established.
Artwork is displayed in the Art Room, classrooms and in the administration office of the school to showcase the different topics, techniques and mediums taught while also exhibiting the masterpieces completed by the students. Our belief is “Every child is an artist”.
All students from Year 3 to Year 6 students participate in a weekly dance class in our purpose-built dance hall with a specialist Dance teacher. They learn how the body works in relation to alignment, strength, endurance and coordination through individual, group and whole class activities.
Students choreograph routines that include the elements of dance (body, space, time and energy). They are also taught sequences of movements and a broad spectrum of genres to extend their repertoire.
Presentation is valued with students performing for class members and at assemblies. By choreographing, collaborating and performing, students also develop key socio-emotional skills. Guest performers regularly perform at the school.
St Luke’s Catholic Primary School has been the proud partner of Telethon Speech & Hearing’s support program for student with a hearing loss since 1989.
Auslan is now recognised as an additional language in the Australian Curriculum and is now taught as LOTE here at St Luke’s.
Auslan is short for Australian sign language, a language used by deaf, or hearing impaired Australians. It’s a visual form of communication that uses hand, arm and body movements to convey meaning.
Students are engaged and excited to be learning this beautiful expressive language.
Auslan can also help students with communication issues, to have a voice.
St Luke’s is pleased to offer students the opportunity to learn Auslan and spread awareness in to the community.
A sequential classroom program is developed from Kindergarten to Year 2. The objectives of this program are:
To encourage the children to enjoy singing, to develop an accurate ear and therefore be able to sing in tune, to sing expressively in unison and parts, depending on the age level.
To encourage children to enjoy listening to a wide variety of music and to develop skills in aural discrimination that will benefit performance and appreciation.
To encourage children to enjoy playing music with the correct techniques, using such instruments depending on the age of the child.
To encourage children to enjoy moving to music. Children need to be actively involved in the learning situation. The emphasis should be on physical movement reflecting musical movement.
To encourage children to enjoy creating their own music: their own melodies, rhythmic patterns, movement to music etc.